Visual Presentation

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After research is done, it becomes time to demonstrate what was learned from it, and one common way this is done at RIT is through posters such as this one. Creating these posters can be tricky however, as you want to be informative, but not terribly wordy. This one, RTP Stream Hacking, does some things well, but falls short in some aspects in my opinion.

To me, when looking at a poster such as this I want to be able to grasp as much of the concept as quickly as possible, which this one followed for me visually. One way that this is done is by not being very wordy, almost all text on the poster has a high level of meaning to the topic, and fluff is kept to a minimum. Another thing this poster has going for it is that it has detailed diagrams which are used to replace much of the text. These diagrams also have some color coding going on to show things that should be grouped or relate with one another.

While this poster does do many things right visually, there are a few things that I disagree with. For one, this uses left, centered and right aligned text in various different places, to me this seems slightly hectic. The other design aspect that bothers me a little bit is that the top of the poster has a lot of white space, where as the bottom has very little, this makes the bottom look much more chaotic, and I wish the white space was more spread out.

For the most part I find the design of this poster to be fairly good, but it could definitely use some work.

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One thought on “Visual Presentation

  1. I agree with your statement that this poster is not without design flaws. One of the errors that I have noticed through careful examination of your photo is the misalignment of the elements on the bottom of the poster. If you noticed the three diagrams on the bottom of the post are not aligned. This is a error in the visual design of the poster. In addition the diagrams on both the left and right side of the poster are booth breakdowns of network traffic. Yet, the left diagram features a vertical alignment, and the right diagram features a horizontal alignment. Theses both should have the same alignment in order to build consistency in the design.

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